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Old August 13th, 2008, 10:05 AM
Nadir_E
 
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Off-Road Reading List?

I'm always in the hunt for reading on vehicle-dependent expeditions/trips, both the how-to as well as the trip-report type of book. I thought perhaps others here might know of titles I've missed or might be interested in some I've read. Not sitting in front of my bookshelf, so this list is from my goodreads.com pages. Please add/comment as you see fit!

Vehicle Dependent Expedition Guide, Tom Sheppard

Off-Roader Driving, Tom Sheppard

The Land Rover Experience, Tom Sheppard

Working in the Wild, Land Rover Group, Ltd.

Royal Geographic Society Expedition Handbook

Who Needs a Road: The Story of the Longest and Last Motor Journey Around the World, Harold Stephens

First Overland, Tim Slessor

Four Wheels and Frontiers: The First Overland-Singapore to England, Roy Follows

Road Fever, Tim Cahill

Looking for Lovedu: Days and Nights in Africa, Ann Jones

In Search of Will Carling, Charles Jacoby

Trek, Paul Stewart (yet to read)

Baja Bound, Taggart George


Haven't read but expect to read "Long Way Down" even though it's not a type of ride I could undertake (not a motorcyclist).

Other suggestions??

-Nadir
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Old August 13th, 2008, 11:45 AM
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I have a first edition of First Overland. It's an ok read but drifts at points.

Cahill is always an enjoyable and amusing read.

Deepest Valley by Genny Schumacher is a classic guide to the Owens Valley and should sit on anyones bookshelf that visits the Eastern Sierra. While it is not a overland book it covers the Ownens Valley better than any other book I have found.
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Old August 13th, 2008, 01:02 PM
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Sahara Overland, Chris Scott

Adventure Motorcycling Handbook, Chris Scott
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Old August 14th, 2008, 06:51 PM
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Lost World of the Kalahari, by Laurens van der Post.
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Old August 14th, 2008, 07:40 PM
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Dark Star Safari - Paul Theroux

Accompanied by a Peter Beard photo book...
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Old August 14th, 2008, 08:12 PM
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Road Fever, by Tim Cahill

Motoring with Mohammed, by Eric Hansen

The Lost Continent, by Bill Bryson

Driving to Greenland, by Peter Stark
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Old August 14th, 2008, 08:23 PM
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It's not about motorcycles or maintaining them.
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Old August 14th, 2008, 11:08 PM
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Wonderful book. Speaks highly of my hometown, Bozeman, MT before it was ruined by Hollywood.
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Old August 15th, 2008, 08:51 AM
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Rob introduced me to Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

I'm still blown away by it.
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